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Fidelity Viewpoints ®

 Have profits peaked?

Have profits peaked?

Profitability is near an all-time high, but U.S. stocks may have room to run.

  • By Darby Nielson, CFA, Managing Director of Research, Equities, and Zhitong Zhang, CFA, Quantitative Analyst,
  • Fidelity Viewpoints
  • 2015-05-06T10:34:35

Financial tips for moms

Get involved, save for retirement, consider investments with growth potential, and protect your legacy.

Case for premium bonds

Premium bonds cost more, but may offer higher cash flow and less rate risk.

Business succession

Transfer of assets to family and others should begin years before you plan to leave.

Market and Economic Insights

Q1 bond update

Central banks eased policy, Fed signaled rate rise may be near, economic growth sluggish.

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Viewpoints 5: key themes

Tech and health care look strong, consider munis, and why the rate outlook is uncertain.

Investing Ideas

Look for better funds

Lower-cost stock funds from the largest fund shops have produced above-average returns.

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Sector scorecard: Q2 2015

In our Q2 quarterly sector rankings, tech gets high marks. See how the others stack up.

Retirement

Invest your IRA

Go for growth. The longer you have to save, the more stocks you should consider owning.

See all Retirement articles

Beware of cashing out

There are better alternatives than cashing out your 401(k) or other workplace account.

Personal Finance

Long-term care and you

Learn to navigate the costs, shifting coverage options, and insurance policy features.

See all Personal Finance articles

Healthy HSA habits

These simple strategies can benefit almost everyone who has a health savings account.

Active Trader

Picking a broker

When making this decision, look first for service, then low trading costs and good value.

See all Active Trader articles

Chart tips

If you like to use charts, consider the time frame, the type of chart, and a benchmark.

Mutual fund performance (PDF)

Returns for Fidelity funds and 529 college savings plans.
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